Victor and Virgilia Almendarez

Honduras

Service Area: International

Ministry Focus

Having worked faithfully with the churches associated with Missions Door, Victor, his wife and their children were invited to move to the rural mountains of western Honduras to work alongside Missions Door missionary Patrick O’Connor.

There they opened a new branch of the Honduras Extension Bible Institute (HEBI-West) to train new church pastors, to plant churches by extension in communities with no evangelical work, and to organize a new church association.

In 1998 Victor began full-time ministry with Missions Door as Associate Director for HEBI-West. Now living in Gracias, Lempira, Victor supervises the ongoing work of the church association, oversees the pastors’ extension training, and is starting chains of new churches in mountain communities.

This CB association has been planting an average of four churches every year, and Victor’s goal is “to faithfully serve the Lord in preaching the gospel and making disciples of Jesus Christ.”

Faith Story

Victor came to Christ in 1993, after serving six years with the Honduran military. In the same year, his wife Virgilia accepted Christ as her personal Savior.

Both started attending the Conservative Baptist Church in Colonia America, San Pedro Sula and were baptized in 1993. Almost immediately upon their conversion, they started serving as active leaders at their local church. Sensing God’s call to full-time ministry, Victor began preaching on buses, in his work place, and in tough, local neighborhoods.

In 1996 Victor finished his theological training at the Honduran Extension Bible Institute (HEBI) and began pastoring in the town of Dulce Nombre de Copan, Honduras.

Family

Victor married Virgilia in 1993, and they have four children: Rebeca, Arnaul, Esau and Sara.

Education

Theology Degree and B.A. in Missions from Universidad Teologica Latinoamerica (UTLA)